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Australian who fled accident scene and was chased by police hits and kills woman 50 in Udon

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Australian who fled accident scene and was chased by police hits and kills woman 50 in Udon

 

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UDON THANI: -- A 55 year old Australian man fleeing cops after a minor traffic accident hit and killed a 50 year old woman on a motorcycle in downtown Udon.

 

Her son and another boy who she had just picked up from school are gravely injured in hospital.

 

Police found Joel Mackerry (name transliterated from Thai script) sobbing behind the wheel of his Isuzu pick-up.

 

He had collided head on with a bike driven by 50 year old Pranee Kusuman from Udon. The Honda Wave was found under the damaged front of the vehicle.

 

Pranee was twenty meters away with multiple fractures including a broken neck. She was dead at the scene.

 

In a grievous condition nearby knocked into a fence of a parking lot was her 11 year old son Thannarak, a P5 student at a local school.

 

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Sprawled in the road was 15 year old Wacharaphon Naononthong a M3 student at the same school.

 

Both boys were in school uniform and were given emergency CPR at the scene before being rushed to a downtown hospital.

 

The accident happened at the turning into San Jao Poo-Yaa around 4.15pm and caused a serious traffic jam.

 

The Australian man said he had a Thai wife from Udon. He had been to a clinic where he is being treated for a mental illness.

 

He said he sideswiped a car and collided with a taxi but damage was minimal.

 

He did not stop but a security guard called police who gave chase.

 

He was on his way to eat at Central Plaza when he collided with the motorcycle.

 

The victim's husband Khambai said that his wife had just picked up their son and a relative from school and was on her way to meet him so they could all go home together.

 

She was just 100 meters away when she was hit by the foreign driver in the pick-up, said the distraught husband and father.

 

Thai Rath did not report what charges might have been made or what subsequently happened to the Australian driver.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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Farang flees the scene   . . .  :shock1:

 

A minor scrape and does a runner!

Then nearly wipes out an entire family.

 

I wouldn't like to be in this guys shoes, that's for sure.

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2 minutes ago, CelticBhoy said:

Farang flees the scene   . . .  :shock1:

 

A minor scrape and does a runner!

Then nearly wipes out an entire family.

 

I wouldn't like to be in this guys shoes, that's for sure.

No, this is bad.

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13 minutes ago, webfact said:

Police found Joel Mackerry (name transliterated from Thai script)

 

If it doesn't translate to Joel Na Melbourne, he's screwed.

 

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I am not sure what would be worse, facing a certain gouging by the Thai legal system or, living with that carnage on your conscience.

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This moron idiot now is going to give all us foreigners driving cars

a bad name, and there's nothing more entertaining for the local people

than pointing fingers at foreigners.. what  a complete imbecilic dunce

not to own to a minor accident and be done with it....

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BAD.........cant imagine anything worse.

RIP 

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34 minutes ago, Tilacme said:

I am not sure what would be worse, facing a certain gouging by the Thai legal system or, living with that carnage on your conscience.

That totally depends on what kind of guy you are.. on that values money over life or not. 

 

I certainly would not want to be in his shoes. Seems not only Thais use the mental illness excuse. 

 

This guy gives us all a bad name, but it shows us also that foreigners are not total saints. Lots of bad apples here too maybe should keep that in mind the next time we start bashing Thais. You read it quite often about a Thai doing a runner but I have read now more then enough times about foreigners doing the same, even though there are far less of us.

 

When Thais do it they get hung out here, when a foreigner does it there will always be those defending him / her on here. 

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Utterly disgraceful behaviour. If ever I have seen a case, where throwing the book at an offender is needed, this is it.

RIP to the mum and I hope the kids recover swiftly.

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A mental condition ? hitting 2 cars and then trying to do the Thai thing doing a runner and runs head on into a bike killing and injuring sounds more like an alcohol problem ! Big trouble either way ! Sad for the deceased and injured

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Idiot should of just stopped after the minor knock.  Now he is <deleted>. 

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The article and events are bad, that's for sure.

 

But I'm not sure what to make of the "fleeing" the scene of the accident and being chased by police bit.  The article kind of makes it sound like the guy was running away from the accident and police when the fatal crash occurred.

 

But at another point in the article, after the initial smaller accident, it says he was heading to Central for lunch.

 

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He was on his way to eat at Central Plaza when he collided with the motorcycle.

He obviously didn't stop after the initial minor accidents. But it also doesn't sound like he was like racing away to avoid the police when the second, fatal crash occurred.

 

Not sure what was going on with this guy, but he does certainly seem a menace on the road. Wonder what his "mental illness" is all about.

 

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The old are wise, out of the frying pan and into the fire...

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